As farmers think about weed control, many are evaluating practices for the current season. University of Minnesota and NDSU Extension Sugarbeet Agronomist Tom Peters wants farmers to be thinking about next year’s weed control now. “The best way to get kochia is in the small grain crop you plant the year before. It probably doesn’t help farmers planting sugarbeets this year. However, my emphasis is on 2019 sugarbeet fields. Think about how you’re managing kochia in small grains or maybe other crops you’re planting this year.” Research shows April weather doesn’t impact waterhemp germination all that much. “Out of the growing degree days we accumulate for waterhemp, most germination and emergence occurred after May 1. It’s the current weather which will impact germination and emergence.” Click on this story to find the RRFN interview.